Reader of the Week: Glynis Macri

We chat with Glynis Macri of Baulkham Hills and find out what makes her tick.

Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Angela Lansbury, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens. 

If I was down to my last $10 I would spent it on: My last meal.

My fantasy job is: One that involves lots of travelling around Europe and enjoying the best hotels.

If I could have a super power it would be: Super brainy.

My hidden talent is: Embroidery and quilting.

If I could travel back in time, I would love to see: Rome and Pompeii when they were complete and not ruins; the great civilisations of Greece and Egypt; mediaeval Europe.

 The one thing I will never throw out: My father’s papers from the war.

My last meal would be: A really weird blend of foods that I would know I will never have again.

I’m always being asked:  If I am Italian. My name is Italian and I have been there many times but I am English! 

 My most embarrassing moment was ... Asking a work colleague if she was pregnant. It taught me a valuable lesson and I have never asked anybody since.

 What people may not know about me is: I am a Rotarian. I should tell more people but it’s a hard  topic to bring up in conversation and besides, most people aren’t interested. ‘If you want to know anything about Rotary, just ask me, I am a font of all knowledge’, that’s what I should be saying.

 My biggest fashion faux pas was: Wearing a blue pants suit that was too big not realising my photo would be splashed across a trade magazine with me looking like a troll!

 My earliest memory is: Living in England in a small apartment until my parents bought a larger house in a nicer suburb.

On my bedside table is: A kindle so I will never run out of books.

 People say I look like: Someone they know. I must have a generic look that fits a lot of people.

My greatest fear is: I’m not sure.

Wierdest thing in my glovebox: A disposable razor – don’t know where it came from.

I wish I hadn’t: I don’t wish I hadn’t done anything. I’m quite satisfied with all my experiences both good and bad. I have enjoyed the good and learnt from the bad. I have had a good life up to now, I have been broke and been depressed when things didn’t go well but I wouldn’t change anything.

A movie I think everyone should see: I can’t name one movie as so many of them have impressed me over the years and also ‘factual’ films also embroider the truth to make them more palatable or dramatic. However I do like Red 2, I think it’s a very funny movie and I liked last years ‘Lincoln’, it made me read up on the history surrounding the man.

 In the future… I can see me working for about another ten years and then I might retire and take a well-earned holiday travelling around Australia.

Favourite book as a child:The Arabian Nights – I used to loose myself in the book. I have two copies, both I have had since I was a child. I love the stories and would read them over and over again unlike many books written today. 

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